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Room PageAEROSPACE AND AVIATION Careers at NASA Johnson Space Center 351 D 11

ARTS Careers in Arts and Cultural Arts 351 B 11Careers in Culinary Arts 351 A 11Careers in Fashion 351 C 11Careers in Graphic Design 351 F 12Careers in Media Arts 351 E 12

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CAREERS A Day in the Life of an Engineer 381 A/B 12Careers in Banking 371 A 12Business Career Choices 371 B 12Careers in and with Foreign Languages 361 D 13Careers in Forensic Science: The Real CSI 381 C 13Careers in the Geosciences 371 D 13Careers in Government 371 E 13Legal Professions 361 F 14Rewarding Careers in Social Services 371 C 14Careers at YMCA 371 F 14


COLLEGE INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS Continuing Education: ESOL and GED 361 C 15 Continuing Education: Careers in Cosmetology 361 C 15 Immigrant Students: Opportunities for 370 A/B/D/E/F 15 Higher Education, (State Law Financial Aid and College Admissions SB 1528) Information for Parents of College Bound 370 C 15 Students (Informacin para padres sobre las Carreras Universitarias de sus Hijos)Parent 101: Empowering Parents to Become 361 A 16 College AdvisorsWoman to Woman - College and 361 A 16 Career Planning Man to Man - College and Career Planning 361 A 16 Paying for Your Careers (Disability, 361 B 16 Veteran, & Others)College Pathways to a Bachelors Degree 362 D 16

CAREER PATHS AT TEXAS COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Benefits of Attending a Community College 320 F 16Path to an Education / Camino a la 330 A/B 16 Universidad (4-year College)Student Life at a Community College 320 B 17United States Service Academies 372 D 17 Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, Military Academy, and Naval Academy


Room PageMEDIA ARTS Careers in Journalism: 362 A 17 Television and Print ProfessionalsCareers in Radio Broadcasting and Production 362 B 17

MEDICAL AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS Careers in Adolescent Medicine, 340 A 18 Adolescent Health, and Career Paths in Social Work and Nutrition Health Professions at The University of 340 B 18 Texas Health Science Center at Houston

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL SESSIONS Academic Profile/Perfil Acadmico 320 C 18 Prepare for College Anti-Bullying 320 E 18 Career Exploration 320 A 19College Opportunities in High School 320 D 19

OTHER Building Strong Communities Community 361 E 19 Service Volunteers Working Toward a Better AmericaLatino Students Sharing Experiences of 352 D 19 their Journeys to CollegePadres Responsables Culpables o 342 D 19 No Culpables? Todays Choices for Tomorrows Success 342 A 20

RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY Bilingual Computer Training 350 B 20Careers in Oil and Gas for the 21st Century 350 C 20Process Technology, An Education that Pay$ 350 A 20Science, Technology, Engineering and Math 350 F 21 STEM in the Oil and Gas Business

TG COLLEGE ADMISSIONS AND FINANCIAL AID PLAZA Admissions and FAFSA Online Computer Lab 360 B/C/E/F 23 Financial Aid Basics 350 D/E 23Get Financially Savvy 350 D/E 23Admissions and Financial Aid Counseling: 360 A/D 23 Get Help Now! (Pre-Lab)Free Tax Preparation / Preparacin de 360 B/C/E/F 24 Impuestos Gratis



VisionTo be the premier resource for Hispanic students and families as they pursue educational and career goals.

Mission The Houston Hispanic Forum is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization focused on improving Hispanic achievement in the greater Houston area through information and dialogue, service, collaborations, and promoting awareness of educational issues affecting Hispanics.

Values Givingbacktothecommunity Organizationalintegrityandtransparency Collaborationwithorganizationswithstrongreputations Educationisthemostimportantvehicleforselfimprovement Educationisanindividualright Equalityofopportunity AppreciationofHispanicheritageaspartoftheorganization

Goals Toserveasanorganized,non-partisangroupofconcernedindividualswho provide leadership, vitality and unity among Hispanics.


ToactasaliaisonforHispanicinterestswithconstituentindividualsandgroups in the city, state, and nation.

ToassistHispanicyouthdeveloptheirtalentsandabilitiesandhelpthemachieve their professional and personal goals.







8:30 AM to 9:30 AM Exhibit Hall B3, Third Floor

Musical Entertainment Sam Houston State University Jazz Ensemble Aric Schneller - Director

Welcome and Introduction Henry Pastrano, HHF Vice President, Agency Field Executive, of Emcee State Farm Insurance

Emcee Art Rascon, News Anchor, KTRK-TV Channel 13 and Emmy Award winning reporter

Presentation of Colors Stephen F. Austin High School Army JROTC Color Guard Major (RET.) James K. Jones, Instructor Pledge of Allegiance Kylee Dawson, 6th grade student, David Crockett Middle School Speech/Drama Teacher - Allison Hill, Ft. Bend ISD Invocation Marcello Marini, former Public Affairs Director, KTMD-TV 47 Telemundo, Division of NBC Universal

Mayors Message Annise Parker, Mayor, City of Houston

Keynote Speaker Brigadier General Joe E. Ramirez, Jr., Commandant of the Texas A&M Universitys Corps of Cadets, a native Houstonian and alumnus of Stephen F. Austin High School, Houston ISD

Educational Message Dr. William Flores, President, University of Houston-Downtown

Sponsor Message Ivan A. Andarza, Chair, TG Board of Directors

Introduction of former 2005 Norma Lopez, Sam Houston State University, Class of 2011 Student Ambassador

BP Scholarship Presentation Alonso Mago, Reservior Engineer, Pompano & Marlin Base Management - Deep Water, BP Houston Community College Dr. Diana Pino, Vice Chancellor for Student Services, HCC Scholarship Presentation Luis Ruiz, Marketing Manager, Kroger

HHF Welcoming Message and Ramiro G. Fonseca, President, Houston Hispanic Forum Recognition Major Sponsors, Special Guests and Board of Directors Special Instructions Melissa Y. Martinez, HHF Board Member, Director of College Access and Scholarships, Project Grad

Dismissal to Panel Sessions Students in Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 proceed to the Panel Sessions Students in Grades 6, 7, and 8 remain seated for the Middle School Program

Opening Ceremonies


8:00 AM to 9:45 AM Opening Ceremonies Exhibit Hall B3, 3rd Floor 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM Middle School Program, Exhibit Hall B3

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Panel Sessions, Meeting Rooms, Third Floor Students and parents are encouraged to attend the panel sessions. Please consult the Color Panel Guide for topics. A map of the third floor and panel guide are presented in the center of this book. Please arrive on time, as you will not be allowed to interrupt sessions in progress.

10:30 AM to 1:00 PM Lunch, George Bush Ballroom, Third Floor Sponsored by: Texas Southern University

Drinks: Courtesy of Rice University

Lunch Entertainment: Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico Nelly Fraga, Director Artistic Director: Belen Cazarez Las Americas Ballet Folklorico Jack Velasquez, B.A., Public Relations Artistic Director: Gustavo Gallardo, M.Ed. Mariachi Hermosura Juvenil Eva Rosas, Director Artistic Director: Jose Longoria Texas Salsa Congress Dancers Artistic Directors: Vanessa Pinon Lauro Lopez

Lunch #1 10:30 AM 11:15 AM All middle school students and parents (un-marked programs)

Lunch #2 11:15 AM 12:00 Noon All 9th grade students and parents (un-marked programs)